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Pipefitting

Pipefitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to commercial structures. Pipefitters typically do the following:
  • Install pipes and fixtures
  • Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes
  • Determine the amount of material and type of equipment needed
  • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
  • Troubleshoot systems that are not working
  • Replace worn parts

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Pipefitter 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Pipefitting Hand / Power Tools
    • Oxyfuel Cutting
    • Ladders and Scaffolds
    • Motorized Equipment I

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate*  
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Day: Wednesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm






    Pipefitter 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Piping Systems
    • Drawings and Detail Sheets
    • Identifying and Installing Valve
    • Threaded Pipe Fabrication
    • Socket / Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication
    • Excavations
    • Underground Pipe Installation

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Day: Wednesday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm




    Pipefitter 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Rigging Practices
    • Standards and Specifications
    • Motorized Equipment II
    • Aboveground Pipe Installation
    • Field Routing and Vessel Trim
    • Pipe Hangers and Supports
    • Testing Piping Systems and Equipment

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Day: Friday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm


    Pipefitter 4

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Advanced Pipe Fabrication
    • Stress Relieving and Aligning
    • Steam Traps
    • In-Line Specialties
    • Special Piping
    • Hot Taps
    • Maintaining Valves

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Days: Friday
    Time: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm